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25th Annual Austin International Poetry Festival

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Presented by Austin Poets International, Inc. (API) at The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin TX

Apr 06 - 09 2017
25th Annual Austin International Poetry Festival

This four-day, citywide, all-inclusive annual celebration of poets and poetry has grown to become “the largest non-juried poetry festival in the U.S.” It includes 30 live local readings, 5 open mics, 10 youth poetry events, two anthology readings, two poetry slams, a poetry all-nighter and a haiku death match.  AIPF is the work of “heART” of volunteer-based local non-profit Austin Poets International, Inc.

All poets  — every age, race, religion, gender, and orientation — are invited to

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All readings are free. Those wishing to sign up, be listed, and read their poetry may register.
Registration fees are $40 with a $20 discount for College, Military, Retired, and Teacher. Those registering will also have access to workshops.
If you wish to read at an open mic, this is free. It even includes a midnight-to-dawn read.

Contact: 830-644-8097

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The Blanton Museum of Art

MLK at Congress , Austin, TX 78701

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The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.


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